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girlfriend never existed. when will the truth come out? >>> and new term, new do. first lady michelle obama changes up her hairstyle with a bang as the final preparations are being made in washington to host the president's second inaugural "today," friday, january 18th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this is a confession years in the making. did you watch lance armstrong interview? >> i have to say i did. and even though we all expected, we all thought we knew what we were going to hear, when you heard those blunt answers to direct questions, it was still somewhat starting. >> a lot of people had been waiting to hear what armstrong would say, the disgraced cyclist using everything from human growth hormone to testosterone. maybe not the answer some people wanted to hear. >> for years, cyclist tyler hamilton, that man right there, accused armstrong of doping and he face
birthday. also, it is michelle obama's birthday. happy birthday to michelle. i know you're watching. i know you're getting this show. see you next time. she's watching, isn't she? >> jennifer: i'm jennifer granholm. tonight in "the war room," the far right's response to any proposal put forth by the president has become so predictable, so set in stone that any description of it is merely a matter of filling in the blanks. the american people overwhelmingly support -- >> gun safety reform. >> jennifer: spread of the will of american people, congressional republicans can do anything they can to -- >> stop gun safety reform. >> jennifer: they're beholding to special-interest groups. in this case -- >> announcer: the national rifle association. >> jennifer: their refusal to support gun safety reform will hurt them especially among women. it can best be described as moronic, ill-advised thinking, hash tag fail system overload. system overload. system overload. >> jennifer: so yesterday the president showed strong resolve in calling for new gun safety legislation and today republicans reacted by
on the steps of u.s. capitol, president obama took the oath of office for the second time as his wife michelle and his lovely daughters looked on. a beautiful brisk day in the nation's capitol and hundreds of thousands were there to watch the historic moment, which happened to fall on the day we remember, martin luther king junior. here is part of his speech. >> what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith, or the origins of our names. what makes us exceptionalbe, and what makes us american, is our allegiance to our idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago. we hold these truths to be self-evident. that all men are created equa equal. that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. >> dana: before he took the oath, civil rights leader gave the invocation, the first woman to do so and republican senator lamar alexander participated in the ceremony. >> we now stand beneath the shadow of the nation's capitol, whose golden dome reflects the u
-year-old mari and her mom michelle who feels a special kinship with michelle obama and mckenna as well. mari, ten yearsed old. you moved from california a couple of years ago, what do you want to see today? >> inside the white house. >> reporter: you want to see inside the white house? >> you think that's going to happen? >> yes. >> they got on the train at 3:30 this morning and wasn't too bad? >> nope, wasn't bad at all. hardly any people there. >> you have a trek back? >> no, not looking forward to it. >> has to get the kids back for school. and three hours away once you get off the metro in alexandria? >> near virginia beach. >> if you could ask malia or sasha anything, what would you ask? >> what is the favorite thing about the white house. >> reporter: so many questions kids want to ask the kids of the white house. one thing so interest to see, people taking pictures with their ipads all over the place down here. back to you. >> christi, so many people from so many places on the mall yesterday, mississippi, louisiana, nebraska, boston, all over the country to join in the celebrati
was a very special night. >> my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: the showstopper inauguration night had nothing to do with politics. the first lady, dazzling fans at the commander in chief ball in a striking red gown by jason wu, the same designer who fashioned that unforgettable dress for the first inaugural. dancing to al green's "let's stay together" performed by jennifer hudson, the obamas took a spin at both of the night's inaugural balls. now the president heads back to work, his second term beginning with a ceremonial oath of office. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> reporter: offered clues into his agenda, with an impassioned call for action. >> we are made for this moment and we will see that so long as we see this together -- >> reporter: the president promised a fight for immigration reform and gay rights. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: he pledged to tackle climate change and firmly defend entitlements like medicare an
nolan of minnesota, congresswoman michelle grisham of new mexico, congresswoman lois frankel of florida, and congressman mark pocan of wisconsin. as president obama prepares to be sworn in for a second term on monday he may be confronting a fundamentally different political dynamic in the new congress. just yesterday house republican leaders backed away from threats to use the federal debt ceiling to force cuts in spending agreeing to vote on a new debt limit increase that will last until mid april. the house republicans' new plan would give congress time to pass a budget for the next fiscal year. if no budget is passed house republicans say they'll withhold members' pay. in a statement house majority leader eric cantor said, quote, we must pay our bills and responsibly budget for our future. next week we will authorize a three-month temporary debt increase to give the senate and house time to pass the budget. furthermore if they fail to pass a budget in that time members of congress will not be paid by the american people for failing to do their job. no budget no pay. the president's a
the president get out of the limousine. that will be when the motorcade moves up -- >> jennifer: sorry, michelle obama arriving. you can hear the crowd. >> we'll talk about the motorcade in a second. they passed out american flags throughout the mall. it is quite a sight to see it literally all the way up to 10th and madison. just to see the sea of american flags. >> jennifer: as we are -- we head into break, we can watch the feed here of the supreme court justices arriving. of course, the two justices that president obama just appointed. elaina kagan, sonya sotomayor. ahead of them, the ones they have to wrestle with. we'll be right back. joe biden has entered the building. $25. if they are successful, they will pay you back. dear rixi, you're a honduran immagrant. you're coming to the us, you have an idea to start, you know, a women's cosmetics store or a clothing store. you're going to need a lot of things, ya know, to pay the rent, permits inventory, advertising, marketing so that adds up quite a bit. you're going to need tens of thousands of dollars to start a small busines. there is ten mi
you think? >> i think michelle obama -- look, we know from various accounts that she has maintained a very specific image. she wants to portray that of a strong african-american woman, clothing has been very much a part, a bedrock piece of that image. i thought that every designer that she chooses, she chooses for a reason. she'll wear british designers when the moment calls for british designers. it's a day to celebrate america. she's wearing a thom browne ensemble. reed krakoff is the an american designer. you know, michelle obama also has a sense of playfulness. she's wearing, as rachel pointed out, aubergine gloves with a darker colored jacket. she gets it. there's been a lot of talk about the haircut. that's a decision to break out of her mold, to go forward, to be her own person. that's are all -- style is often trumpeted or denigrated as superfluous, but with her she's scrutinized on a level where it is meaningful and it's also a choice. it's as much a social and political statement as it is a fashion choice. >> tell me about thom browne. allentown, pennsylvania, right? i nev
, michelle obama. i, i'm so in love with you >> jennifer hudson wasn't the only one serenading the president and first lady. you had stevie wonder, john legend, and alicia keys among the other performers last night. here's aleasicia keys with a special version of her hit, "girl on fire." ♪ he's the president and he's on fire ♪ ♪ hotter than a fantasy ♪ obama's on fire ♪ obama's on fire >> nbc's peter alexander is live at the white house now. now, peter, i understand you have a song prepared for us. >> reporter: yeah, no, i was just going to perform for you. actually, i'm glad my mic wasn't hot about 45 seconds ago. you know, you were talking about the president speaking about climate change yesterday, the climate change overnight, we're hovering in the low 20s. we're fortunate, or the inaugural planners are, that this thing didn't have to take place about 24 hours later. >> when i watched out of the house this morning, 16 balmy degrees. now, peter, let's talk about yesterday. a huge day in washington, a huge day for the president. let's talk about how he handled yeste
account? it's michelle obama. her birthday. she turns 49. and look at this. she tweeted a photo with a new look. she has bangs. >>> and there's someone else who was celebrating her birthday today. and here is a clue. listen, from long ago. >> what's your name? >> beatrice ann hinam. and i like my name. >> that was 8-year-old betty white, on a radio show, her first job. today, she turns 91. still working, and we say happy birthday, thank you for being our friend. happy one, betty. >>> and we love it when you're our friends and you send us the things you see all day for our "instant index." tweet them to me @dianesawyer. >>> and coming up, the world loses a cultural icon, dear abby. do you know the most surprising advice she ever gave? abby. do you know the most surprising abby. do you know the most surprising advice she ever gave? that i e me for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior
under way and first lady michelle obama even has a new hairdo, but we know that the buzz tuesday morning will be what did she wear. joining me now an schraeder mullins, author and society columnist, and that necklace has its own twitter handle or zip co code. >> yes, thank you. >> we will talk about that. but the fashion, and this is quite a topic. how would you characterize michelle obama's fashion? >> well, she is incredibly relatable and she will wear j. crew and gap, and then she can pick a michael kors' gown or tom ford gown and we like the first ladies glamorous and then all of the next day wearing a target dress to a family picnic. >> and we saw her in the first for mall outfit of the long week & and any idea of what she will be wearing tomorrow night and any idea about the color or the far rick or the designer? >> i will tell you sit the biggest kept secret in washington right now. last inaugural we didn't know who she would pick until she debuts it at the ball and the same thing this year. last time she chose a relatively smaller designer jason wu. >> put him on the map. >> yes,
crisis still under way. michelle kosinski has the latest. good morning. >> hi, willie. >> it appears they have raided the facility again trying for rescue more hostages. would not man hid will under his bed. others inside a suspended ceiling. u.s. official was quoted as saying some americans did escape, but not all are accounted for. what is known at this bp gas facility in a remote desert is that algerian army tried to free hostages held by a heavily armed islamic gang. some militants were killed and so were some hostages. algerian officials say at least six others were wounded. some hostages managed to escape. bp says some are already on a plane to london. stephen mcfall was able to get away from the gunman, who made him wear a vest with explosives. his family and young son at home overjoyed. >> what's the first thing you'll do when you see him? >> give him a big hug. and i won't let go. >> reporter: it is still unknown exactly how many americans were here. militants said seven. a u.s. official has been quoted anonymously as saying at least some escaped. militants called the stunni
day. he says all vets without a dishonorable disharj are eligible. first lady michelle obama called the decision historic and says she will urge other companies to do the same thing. critics say wal-mart officials are trying to repair the company's image, after discriminations of unfair labor practices. be that as it may, rick newman is here, author of the book, "rebounders: how winners pivot from setback to success. i am sure what every veteran has been dreaming about is being a stock -- re-stocker at wal-mart. but >> i don't think that's why they went into the military, to stock shelves. it is a nice gesture by wammart. tell certainly is a good cause. their heart's in the right place. wal-mart has had controversy, recently, accused of cutting benefits, keeping people on part-time status so they don't have to pay for full-time status. will the policies be different with veterans? the you keep them on part-time status so they don't get benefits? or will you give them a better path to success? walpart is controversial because it is the largest seller of guns and it doesn't want to b
and credibility. >> bob: i have to be serious today. michelle obama, this is her birthday. 48 years old. great first lady. wonderful job of raising her children despite the evil
have started in washington, michelle obama is expected to attend a kid's concert. katy perry, and usher, members of the glee class are performing. the president will take the oath of office in front of hundreds of thousands. you if you attend, the temperatures will be in the mid 30s, bundle up. it's expected to be a little breezy as well. meanwhile the problem break through on the debt ceiling. the house gop said they are considering raising the debt limit for three months, a vote is scheduled next week, more details on that in a bit. >>> today, of course is the last full day of president obama's first term and it's the national day of service. day for giving back. earlier today the president and first lady volunteered at a school in the washington, d.c. area, nbc's ron is standing by the national day of service day tent at the mall and you have a special guest there with you as well, good day to you, sir? >> reporter: hey there, craig. my special guest is being mobbed by the crowd behind me. it's the senior adviser to president obama. she will make her way here in a second. as she come
, michelle obama. [cheers and applause] and now please welcome academy and grammy award winner jennifer hudson. ♪ i'm loving you ♪ whether times are good or bad ♪ happy or sad ♪
of the fashion world on the first lady, michelle obama, from her inaugural outfit to her gown for the balls to her choice for today's prayer service at the national cathedral. the first lady is getting high marks, rave reviews. cnn's alina cho takes a closer look. >> hey, wolf and kate, we all know by now that dressing first lady michelle obama for a high profile history-making event like the inauguration is a real game changer for a designer. last night, the biggest prize as we all know went to jason wu, the designer of mrs. obama's inaugural gown. sound familiar? today, the fashion world got some more eye candy. more pictures of the first lady looking fabulous. think the inaugural fashion parade is over? think again. at the national prayer service, first lady michelle obama, hair back, bangs still on full display, wore a custom ivory wool dress and matching coat by a designer who was also in the running for the gown. that top honor as the world now knows went to jason wu, proving lightning does strike twice. >> the second she came out, everyone just let out the biggest scream. the whole e
suspended his campaign because of the aurora shooting. michelle obama suspended her big initiative. this was a huge moment, and then she visited aurora in a secret, private trip because of the impact that they felt gun violence--remember, the president is surrounded by violence. this is the biggest--the man is one of the biggest targets in the world. his family lives in a fear of this sort of violence, you see that again and again after gabby giffords was shot after this incredible scene. and in another book, where literally you see the family, you see the president hear the news, and you can tell from the great reporting that this hit home because they, too are under threats. they're from chicago, one of the most violent cities in the country. >> john: the critique of the president for a long time of course was that the democratic party has dropped gun control as an issue since the late 90s and we didn't see anything happen after the gabby giffords shooting, nor after aurora. it took 20 children being killed. >> after the speech in aurora a lot of people are really? that's your re
are coming up and taking pictures with their family, i promise you, michelle and i are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time. but it doesn't prevent them from going onto the floor of the house and blasting me for being a big spending socialist. ♪ you know my heart burns for you... ♪ i'm up next, but now i'm singing the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is! and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with supp
states and first lady michelle obama. >> surrounded by supporters at the inaugural balls, the mood was hopeful. ♪ at last my love >> president obama didn't have a full sense of what washington was going to be like for him. he had not been in the middle of these kind of down and dirty fights. the ugly reality of governing in washington today. >> that really did end up being a hallmark of president obama's first term in office. right? what happened that first night, that first night of his inauguration, what the republicans were meeting about in washington that night became the story of a large part of his first term, trying to negotiate, trying to bargain, trying to come to middle ground with republicans and republicans saying, no, no. no, no, never. no, no. no matter what he offered. that is why we had a first term in which this president kept offering the republicans, that he would go along with their republican ideas and mysteriously, they would even say no to their own ideas. >> this law failed by seven votes. when seven republicans, who had co-sponsored the bill, had co-spons
michelle are set to appear at a another inaugural ball. this one for white house staffers. a sources telling the associated press lady gaga will take the stage and perform. earlier today the president and the president attended a prayer service at washington's national cathedral. that's a post inauguration tradition that dates all the way back to george washington. there is work to do as well as the president kicks off second term. it's clear there is a lot on the plate. remember, during yesterday's inaugural address the president called for action on everything from deficit reduction to immigration reform and combating climate change. ed henry live at the white house. so what's the administration saying now about all of this? >> well, shep, as you noted. climate change was something that the president was particularly aggressive about and saying he will do something in his second term in office. the problem is he tried earlier in the first term and he got a bill through the house, but it died in the senate. and so there is some question about whether he can really move forward on th
. >>> meanwhile, first lady michelle obama announced a new campaign organization. an extension of the group of volunteers and supporters who worked to re-elect president obama. >> so if we want to finish what we started and truly make that change we believe in, we can't stop now, and that's why today i'm proud that our friends and supporters are launching organizing for action. >> several members of president obama political team will be a part of organizing for action, including plouffe and messina. >>> and big changes involving small change at an atm near you, and the puzzling story at notre dame. manti te'o finally answers questions about his fake online romance right here on "weekends with alex witt." meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. that your mouth is under attack, from food particles and bacteria. try f
to the ground in a fiery happy. michelle, what can you tell us? >> reporter: this happened during rush hour in a very busy part of central lan r london. a commercial helicopter carrying at least two passengers hit a tower here, hitting part of that crane, ending in a fireball, killing that pilot and landing on top of a car that was also inflamed. we know that one person was rescued from a burning car. another eyewitness said she just left the train station and was looking at the top of the buildings, marveling that in the fog you couldn't see them at all. at that moment she heard an explosion like a bomb, terrifying people in the area, and then what looked like a meteor shower with debris raining down. the helicopter might have been trying to land because of the fog, trying to get to safety. at least nine people were hurt, one critically, and part of the investigation is whether the light on top of that crane was working. matt? >> all right, michelle kozinski in london on that story this morning. michelle, thank you very much. savannah? >>> boeing is dealing with another problem this mornin
? michelle obama has been quite the force during her husband's first term. she made childhood obesity a focus. she wasn't afraid to join in on the fun with the joining forces campaign. she and dr. jill biden worked to bring awareness to the opportunities and support that service members and their families need and deserve. she's been her husband's best surrogate in the most important campaigns of all. the ones that got them to the white house, twice. if people have great expectations for president obama in his second term, they are surely expecting great things from the first lady. joining me from outside the white house is senior adviser to the president, valerie jarrett. so nice to see you this morning. >> good morning, melissa, how are you? >> i'm great. let many start by asking about the first lady, then the president. the first lady introduced the 501 c 4. watching her do that made me think, will she play a more direct role in policy during the second term? >> i think the purpose of the 501 c 4 is to engage and encourage people to get involved in their government. she cares a great deal
: and where was first lady michelle obama last night? kicking off at the star-studded kids inaugural concert and peter doocy with the details. >> reporter: i hope i'm not coming up empty handed since i don't have a picture of the scone i just ate for breakfast. yesterday's dinner, something wrong. >> i can forward to you yesterday's dinner, brian, but last night was the big kids inaugural ball at the washington e-- rather, walter e convention center just up the street, just up massachusetts avenue. as for the big stars, katie perry was the headliner, usher performed the opening act, the far east movement was there as well. katie perry you see on the screen in a patriotic red, white and blue outfit and some other performers included the soul children of chicago, a cover of come together by the beatles and a special appearance by washington, jefferson, lincoln, roosevelt normally only seen at nationals ballpark in the spring and ran through the convention center, it's still 24 days before the pitchers and catchers report for spring training and 2009 the crowd at the event was small. 14,000 pe
morning. >> i know michelle obama said back in 2009 at the first inaugural, the national service day was her favorite part of the entire event. i also know she and her husband, and the bidens and you would like to grow that event. how do you go about doing it? >> oh, we're so excited. we have events in every state. we have more than 2,000 different events. there will be more than 50,000 volunteer opportunities for people to take advantage of. and on the mall alone, as you mentioned, there will be more than 100 organizations participating in seven different events in what we believe to be the largest service event ever taking place in our nation's capital. >> i was looking, the world giving index shows the united states among the top ten countries with the most generous citizens. americans are committing more and more of their time, their energy and their money to serving others. do you think this is something that crosses all generations? in other words, are people your age and even younger getting involve involved as much as perhaps some older americans are? >> oh, absolutely. you k
michelle obama has announced a new campaign organizati organization. >> if we want to finish what we started and truly make that change we believe in, we can't stop now. and that's why today i'm proud that our friends and supporters are launching organizing for action. >> several members of president obama's political team will be a part of organizing for action, that includes senior adviser david plouffe and jim macina. joining me is patricia murphy and white house reporter for "the washington post "the washington post "the washington post "the washington post," david nakamura. republicans say they are going to vote to lift the debt limit for three more months. what's the gop calculation here? >> the calculation here is that this is not a fight, that the gop is going to win. and how do they know that? they tried it once before. the house gop spent the last congress trying to block the president at nearly every turn and also trying to force his hand on the debt ceiling limit. and that is a fight that they lost, we saw the nbc/"wall street journal" poll this past week. showed house re
to michele bachmann. she just had this sour look at her face throughout the whole speech. i was thinking good! good! i hope this hurts! >> bill: that was. that whole idea, right which republicans were putting out there during the campaign. that there are takers and there are makers. 47% are the makers and everybody else -- the 47% are the takers. >> you'll remember during the first debate, he got a lot of criticism for not addressing the 47%. this is when he did. this is when he kind of got the last word in that debate. >> bill: absolutely. no. very powerful moment. 1-866-55-press. by the way while all of us were watching, i'll take your calls when we come back with igor volsky from think progress. while all of us were watching the inaugural ceremony, the virginia legislature was going in the opposite direction. the president talked about the importance of the right to vote, trying to make it -- well, not such an equal vote when it comes to legislative districts in virginia. we'll tell you all about that when we come back here on today's "full court press." >> announcer: this is the "full cou
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